Friday, August 26, 2016

Scrap Hot Pads

A cut off strip from the end of this too-long quilt became four, double-sided hot pads. 

quilted hot pads

Last Saturday I cut the strip into pieces, put them back to back, and machine stitched the binding around the edges.  During this week I hand stitched the binding to the reverse sides.  They came out of the dryer today measuring about 6 1/2" x 7 1/4".  Both of my daughters want to take them home.

Finishes being in short supply around here so I'm pleased for even small finishes.  A finish is a finish, right?

I'm linking this post to Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Thanks for hosting, ladies.

I hope you have a great weekend.

--Nancy.
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16 comments:

  1. Nice save on your cut off pieces, Nancy! Love seeing trimmings put to good use. : )

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    1. Thanks, Janet. I just can't seem to throw away anything that might be useful!

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  2. How smart of you to make such good use of these blocks - your daughters now have a treasured gift! I went back to your post of the "too long quilt" and saw your husband had been ill. I pray he's all better now! Your quilt was stunning! Wow! I can only dream about making something so beautiful! Congratulations!

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    1. Hi, Mia. I just couldn't throw away that long strip of already-quilted fabric. There wasn't much else it could be used for but hot pads!

      Thanks for asking about my husband. He's doing better, starts cardiac rehab tomorrow and is beginning to do more for himself and some of the things around the house that he used to do.

      Thanks, too, for your compliment about the quilt. I'm pleased with it but I see things I could change, too. I'm sure you've made beautiful quilts!

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    2. Good news about your husband! I used a practice block as a centerpiece for a tote bags. I think that's how I'll use my orphan blocks, for now. I'm trying to keep improving on my quilting skills - well my piecing skills. (I usually send my quilts to my much appreciated quilter.). Making quilts and other projects is.....wonderfully therapeutic! I love it!!!

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    3. What a good idea to use a practice block the way you did. Sometimes orphan blocks don't play well together (at least mine don't) so it's hard to use them together in a quilt, but using them for a tote: perfect!

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  3. Great idea with the quilt blocks! Some seasons of life we just don't have many finishes to show. Your unfinished projects are always welcome at Finished or Not Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Myra. I just learned about your link-up and I'm sure I'll be linking up on future Fridays. Thanks for creating and hosting it.

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  4. This was such a good idea for leftovers!

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  5. Clever girls! You, for making something beautiful from the cut off quilt, and your girls, for snatching up the pretty results!

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    1. You are so generous with your compliments, Karin. Thank you. They are nothing big and will get used and abused and thrown away but at least they are finishes.

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  6. What a really clever way to use off the offcuts - they're beautiful

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    1. Thanks, Carie. I couldn't make myself throw out the strip but it wasn't wide enough for a table runner. Hot pads were the only idea I had.

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  7. These are great! I love these little projects!!

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    1. Thanks, Ariane. I especially like being able to use up something that I might otherwise have thrown out, and that I can finish them quickly.

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